Social Media Scares Me

I’m a Communications with a concentration in Broadcasting major. We’re supposed to love social media and be good at social media. I am neither of those. I’ve seen what saying too much does to people and how it helps people get jobs or ruin their chances of getting a job.

I want to be good at social media but I don’t want social media to kill me. I already struggled with my YouTube channel. I was getting upset because no one commented. No one seemed to support the channel no matter how much I shared my videos on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. I was worried about not making money and not being good enough. I wanted to upload high quality videos as much as possible and was angry that my “as much as possible” was less than a week as soon as school began again. My problem was that I wanted to be like the other YouTubers. I wanted to grow as fast as iiSuperwomanii did. I wanted to make money and be able to support myself as soon as I graduated college so I wasn’t a failure to myself and to other people. Instagram makes me nervous. I’m not a fan of taking selfies. I prefer pictures of other things. Selfies get you followers right? I didn’t even want to try twitter and Facebook is a complete flop.

That’s what social media did to me when I allowed the stupid parts of social media to sink in. I’ve seen it tear apart people like Simplynessa15 and others.

If social media is supposed to help you get a job, why is it so scary? Why does it hurt so much? Of course it does help people. It helps Tyler Oakley every year with the Trevor Project.

Blogging is the only thing I’m okay with doing nowadays. I would like to go back to YouTube but maybe as the writer of a story that someone animates (I have this cartoon idea that I’ve been dying to do for a while but I’m holding off on it)?

Anyway, I’m just babbling.

Until next time,

Tiara “KikyoHatake” Giles